Brandon Macz

Commuters question feasibility of I-405 express lanes, commission to vote on toll rates in March

The Washington State Transportation Commission plans to adopt a new rate structure for tolling express lanes being constructed on Interstate 405 between Bellevue and Lynwood, but interstate commuters spoke out against the system Tuesday night, many saying it won't work and will force them onto general purpose lanes.

 

Governor’s budget eyes new sources of revenue

With opposition to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed 2015-17 biennial budget coming from both sides of the aisle, the state's top executive says it's up to the Legislature to provide a better alternative.

 

Secretary of State honors John Howie Restaurants for community service

Chef John Howie accepted one of four 2014 Corporations for Communities awards at the Washington Secretary of State's Office in Olympia on Nov. 12.

 

Advisory group narrows Energize Eastside route options, one route through Kirkland

Puget Sound Energy reports a community advisory group has further reduced an original 18 proposed route options for the energy company's Energize Eastside project down to four.

County Council stalls February Metro cuts

The King County Council is postponing a vote on additional cuts to Metro bus service in February for further discussion during the fall budget process.

WSP showcases tools for identifying drugged drivers

Law enforcement officers in Washington are no longer just asking drivers if they've been drinking when they're pulled over, as legalized marijuana in the state adds the question, "Have you smoked anything today?"

A Historic Flight for D-Day 70th anniversary

The Historic Flight Foundation will commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, when Allied Forces invaded Normandy, by putting veteran aircraft in the sky and over western Washington on Friday.

What happened to the state transportation package?

An inability to compromise is being blamed by 41st district legislators for another failure in Olympia to pass a transportation package that would have meant funding for major road projects on the Eastside.

State transportation secretary says plan B needed to ensure public safety

Washington Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson says even if the state Legislature approves a transportation package this session, there won't be enough money to go around and a "Plan B" needs to be crafted to deal with the worst cases of maintenance and preservation needs to ensure public safety.

Legislature taking up transportation – again

Washington House Transportation Commission Chairwoman Judy Clibborn says passing a transportation package this year will be up to Senate Republicans, but there is at least consensus on funding mechanisms for "mega projects" among party lines.